Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Baked Cinnamon Doughnuts

My son declared this morning that it was time for doughnut.  I usually make the doughnuts using the refrigerated biscuit dough but we were totally out.  My son was devastated at the news. 

I decided to pull out the new doughnut pan and make these doughnuts that I saw the other day on a blog.  They are more or less a quick bread but in the shape of the doughnut and coated with cinnamon powdered sugar, I was hoping that they would pass the test. 

I cut and paste the recipe to make sure that I would be able to find it again and I didn't make a note of which wonderful blog I got this from.  I started a search and I can't remember how long ago I saved this recipe!!!  Luckily, my brain cells were working and I found the link through a little feature on my blog that I have never used before- click on the name of the blog that I am following and it brings up all their recent posts so the day was saved with a little technology.  Check out the original post In Cindy's Kitchen here.
I pulled out all the ingredients which I luckily had on hand.  The great thing about this is that they don't use yeast so it was easy to pull together and get in the oven with no planning (because I made none).

Then, I mixed the dry ingredients in the bowl.  I almost forgot the sugar because it was farther down on the list so it was super lucky that I had all the ingredients out on the counter or I would have forgotten to put it in.

In the measuring cup, I measured the oil and add the eggs.  It is amazing to me how well those two things mix together and look like one.  It even makes them both easier to get out of the measuring cup.

I mixed the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and got a nice thick batter to fill the doughnut pan with.

I sprayed the pan with a vegetable oil spray and then pressed in the dough.  I wasn't sure where I should fill them to so I just made it up. 

After they baked, I realized that I did fill them a little too high.  I usually do that but with the speciality pan, (I used this pan) it really shows.  Check out these guys!

I just moved the center around while they were still warm so that it would have an opening to look like a doughnut.

I coated them in cinnamon powdered sugar which is our family favorite but you could use plain powdered sugar or cinnamon and sugar.  They would all be great!!

Here is the recipe if you would like to make your own.  The other way to make it a little more healthy is to add 1 cup of fruit like the original recipe called for but I knew that my son wouldn't eat that so I figured that I would change it to a more basic recipe.  After eating them, they taste a lot like my blueberry bread so I would totally try this with blueberries for the adults (since my son doesn't like things in his doughnuts as he tells me).  These are fun but really are more like muffins in the shape of doughnuts so be aware what you are getting before you make them :)

Baked Cinnamon Donuts

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cups sugar
2 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup oil
Powdered sugar or Icing, optional
Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease donut pan (or pans but I only have one); set aside.

In medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and sugar; set aside.

In a small bowl/measuring cup combine oils and eggs.

Add liquid ingredients to dry mixture in bowl. Stir until moist.  Divide among pan(s) filling each donuts 3/4 full.  Baked 15 -20 minutes or until done. Cool in an a few minutes. Remove to cooling rack, cool for 15 minutes.  

Top with icing or sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.


  1. They look delicious, I have never made donuts. You make it look easy.

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    1. These are almost like making muffins in a doughnut pan. They are tasty but not really doughnuts! Super simple and a breakfast treat. I hope to remember to come back and check on Friday :)

  2. How cool that these are baked! I love cinnamon and sugar so I would be all over these!

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    1. Super easy to make and they really help with the cinnamon cravings :) Thanks for stopping by!

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    3. Yeah!! How neat :) I am so excited to be featured! Now I am going to figure out how to work that neat button and I will put it on my site soon. Thanks for the great post!


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